Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Susan K. Knowlton, 63
Susan Kay Knowlton, 63, of Austin, passed away at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., surrounded by friends and family on Nov. 2, 2008.
She was born Aug. 27, 1945 in Austin to Lyle and Rosella (Bothun) Knowlton. Susan began her career as a licensed practical nurse and later graduated as a registered nurse from Austin Community College. As she helped others during her life, she was helped especially in her last days by heroic and loving friends Georgette Hinkle, Jackie Kottner, Peggy Askerud, nephew Steven Knowlton and niece Claudia Knowlton-Chike.
Susan is survived by her child, Robert Haaland, San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Marjorie Anderson, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Mary Jane Knowlton, Rochester and Carol (Richard) Warfield, Austin; brothers, Richard (Nancy) Knowlton, Vail, Colo., Robert (Joan) Knowlton, Scottsdale, Ariz., Gary (Mary) Knowlton, Prior Lake, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Candace Fish, Cassandra Holmstrom, Peggy Swanson, Cindy Myers, James Flannery, Mark Warfield, Rich Warfield, Michelle Tomasulo, Jackie Lopez-Ona, Tom Knowlton, Debbie Hodge, Scott Knowlton, Kimberly Rice, Claudia Knowlton-Chike, David Knowlton, Julie Wham, Bill Knowlton and Steve Knowlton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Rosella.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at Crane Community Chapel in Austin with the Reverend Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday for one hour before the service. The Pianist will be Neal Erickson with soloist, Claudia Knowlton-Chike. Internment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic Development.